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1978 Kentucky Fried Chicken Commercial…

One of the reasons I started this little blog is my love of old commercials. I like the toy commercials and some for cars or old movie trailers but the ones that always really take me back are the fast food commercials. This Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial features all that was great in olden days advertising – over eager employees, bratty kids, a perplexed mother and a catchy jingle. Let us watch this commercial and remember back to simpler times…

I don’t what is the best of the ad..the kids I could barely understand gurgling something about wanting crispy chicken, the Mom looking pained about the situation or the employee actually looking like she gave a damn who Becky or Sally or whatever the other kid’s name was..it was great! I also liked the part at the end where the twins are chowing down in the back on their undeserved chicken and Mom sits in the front driving them home looking relieved. Maybe her husband would beat her if the kids didn’t get the exact chicken the demanded? Who knows? The 1970’s were a strange time..

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Burger King sues Sarah Michelle Gellar

In 1981, before she became Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Mrs. Freddie Prinze, Sarah Michelle Gellar was a spokesperson for Burger King commercial. She was gutsy enough to point out that Burger King’s burgers were twenty percent larger than the wimpy version peddled by McDonald’s. Being that this was on of the first times that a fast food place called out opponent by name, McDonald’s pretty much literally flipped their shit and sued everyone connect to that commercial. Everyone from the Burger King, the advertising company that created the  commercial and, just for the fun of it, Sarah Michelle Gellar. By the way, she was four years old.

At some point, cooler heads prevailed or at least they came to settlement sometime in 1982. Sarah was five at the time and, while I’m not sure if she had to pay out any cash, I’m sure she was given a firm lecture on not making fun of Ronald and his boys. That clown can’t take a joke! Anyway, below is the controversial commercial. Enjoy!

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